Wide receiver Steven Mitchell grew up going to USC football games, so when he received a scholarship offer from the Trojans, his recruitment basically ended.
With several USC recruits and targets having gone quiet before signing day, it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad sign for the Trojans.
A look at each player in USC's 2013 recruiting class.
Justin Davis, Leon McQuay III and Chris Hawkins are three of six USC early enrollees to start their college careers on Monday.
In his final high school game, USC linebacker recruit Michael Hutchings helped perennial national power Concord (Calif.) De La Salle win its fourth consecutive state title.
USC cornerback commit Jalen Ramsey ponders an Oregon offer, several recruits -- including decommit Max Redfield -- will officially visit USC this weekend, while several Trojans commits celebrate championships.
Su'a Cravens had a glorious high school career at Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High School, but the USC commit was unable to grab a second consecutive CIF title in his final game.
USC CB recruit Jalen Ramsey took a trip to Los Angeles to watch the Trojans play Notre Dame while also checking out a big playoff game between two fellow USC pledges.
In a battle of USC recruits, Su'a Cravens' Vista Murrieta squad shut down Chris Hawkins' Rancho Cucamonga team, 34-0.
DL Kenny Bigelow and OL Khaliel Rodgers saw their senior seasons cut short, so they can't wait to get to USC and help the Trojans on the field.
USC can nip the UCLA resurgence in the bud, both on the field and on the recruiting trail, by beating the Bruins for a sixth consecutive time on Saturday.
If USC wants to continue succeeding at recruiting in Arizona, it would help to beat ASU this weekend.
USC commit Nico Falah and his fellow lineman are helping lead St. John Bosco to new heights.
USC commits Eldridge Massington and Kylie Fitts have had to sit idly and watch their high school teams thanks to season-ending injuries.
This week's USC notebook touches on Casey Tucker's meeting Sam Cunningham, Chris Hawkins getting ready for the playoffs and 2014 QB prospect Wilton Speight setting up a visit.
Despite a trio of commits from top 2014 offensive linemen, the Trojans have their eyes on three more elite players in the trenches.